Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ties That Bind Book Review
Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach.

Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish. 

Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.      

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in, The Amish of Summer Grove series. I was real excited to dive into a new series from Cindy Woodsmall. I have been a fan of her books since the first series she wrote.

It takes a bit to set the stage for this story. Then you weave through the story at a nice pace and its page turner.

I love the setting of the community and the characters. Ariana has a heart of gold and is deeply devoted to her family and faith. Skylar just tugs at your heart. The ending like all of Cindy’s books is a cliff hanger so I guess I will just have to hang on until the next book.

I would highly recommend this book as it’s another amazing story from Cindy Woodsmall.

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book from Blogging for Books- Waterbrook for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and were not subject to editing from the publisher.

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